Area Manager CAR

Carnot

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs

We are looking for a dedicated and experienced Area Manager for Carnot, Mamberi-Kadei province in the Central African Republic. The purpose of the Area Manager position is to ensure high quality and cost effective programme/project implementation within the designated geographical area.

The Area Manager is a member of the Country Management Group (CMG) and reports to the Country Director.

Job description

  • Line management for senior project staff and support functions in the area
  • Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  • Provide area specific input on Core Compencies strategies, Country Strategy and Plan of Action
  • Organize grants opening and closure meetings at area level
  • Conduct regular field missions to monitor implementation of projects (including master support budget and coordinating input for donor proposals and reports) in the area, in compliance with contractual commitments (i.e. quality, synergies, timeliness, use of resources).
  • Assess needs, develop emergency response and implement response plans
  • Ensure optimal use of resources within the allocated project budgets and Core Competencies strategies
  • Represent NRC and networking on area level
  • Ensure that capacity building is provided to all staff in the area
  • Ensure in collaboration with the Security Advisor, the overall security and safety of staff in the area and that the Security Plan is updated regularly in accordance with NRC´s security rules and guidelines
  • Establish a good working environment based on the NRC values
  • Recruit local staff according to NRC policies
  • Report to the Country Director any violations of NRC’s Personnel policies and Code of Conduct
  • Coordinate NRC program activities with authorities, United Nations agencies and other national and international agencies/organisations in the area
  • Identify, initiate and follow up on advocacy issues and actively promote the rights of returnees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the area, in close coordination with the Country Director.



  • All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years of experience from working as a Senior Project Manager or Head of Base in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in French and English, both written and verbal
  • Experience in central Africa is a plus
  • Ability to work in isolated context
  • Demonstrated ability in security management

Personal qualities

  • Handling insecure environments
  • Strategic thinking
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Managing performance and development
  • Managing resources to optimise results

We offer

  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s International general directions and free, shared housing of moderate standard.
  • Duty station: Carnot, with 15% (Country Office and trainings) - Carnot is a non-family duty station
  • Commencement: March 2017

  • Application procedures and CV registration: Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the "Company name" field for both company and location.
  • Duration:15 months


  • Application procedures and CV registration: Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the "Company name" field for both company and location.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Carnot
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Emergency Aid
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date: 2016-12-31

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